Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Commencement

At Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we strive to graduate individuals who will excel as Christ influencers in our world. Individuals who are not merely smart but also wise—graduates who are committed to integrity, humility, a strong work ethic and unconditional love for their neighbor—and can winsomely navigate their lives and their cultural contexts to the glory of God.

Livestream

For those unable to attend commencement in person, we are offering a livestream of each commencement ceremony! Select your graduate’s program to view an event schedule and watch the livestream.

Traditional Undegraduate Commencement

Professional & Graduate Studies Commencement

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Commencement

Ticket Information

  • All tickets must be claimed online in advance using a graduate’s unique ticket code emailed to them in early April. Tickets will not be available at the door.
  • Seating is General Admission (first come, first serve). You will be asked to sit with all members you arrived with.
  • All seating is in the bleachers this year. You are welcome to bring seat cushions.
  • For those that have mask exemptions, we require face shields to be worn on campus.
  • Handicap: If someone in your group is handicapped, please order a handicapped seat (your entire group will be able to sit together).
  • Children under the age of 1 do not need a ticket.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.
  • All parking is free. Guests will be directed to park in lot A (see the campus map for reference).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my parent or guardian claim the tickets on my behalf?

Absolutely! Simply forward the ticket information email you received to your parent or guardian and they can follow the instructions to claim the tickets.

What if I need more tickets than what is allotted to me?

Due to our limited capacity, we unfortunately cannot offer a graduate any more tickets than what is allotted. We apologize for this inconvenience and understand it can be challenging with certain family dynamics.

You are more than welcome to check with peers that are participating in the exact same ceremony as you (same date and time) to see if you could use one of their tickets! Your family will be permitted to sit together if you are able to get more tickets. If a friend offers you their tickets, simply request that they claim, print and give to you the ticket(s) that they will not be using.

Important Note: Codes and tickets will NOT work across various ceremonies (e.g., a 10 a.m. ticket will not permit you entry to a 4 p.m. ceremony). Please make sure that if someone else is giving you their tickets that they are participating in the exact same ceremony as you.

Cornerstone University unfortunately cannot assist in the arrangement of sharing tickets.

Can I use my promotion code more than once?

No. Your promotion code is a one-time use code. Please claim all of your tickets when you enter your code. You will not be able to use the code again after its first use.

Is seating reserved in the Bernice Hansen Athletic Center?

Guest seating is general admission (first-come, first-serve) on the bleachers. Please utilize the designated stickers on the bleachers that are safely spaced out between groups of other guests. Handicap seating is available when you reserve handicap seats via iTickets.

Do guests have to print the tickets and bring them to the ceremony?

Tickets can either be printed or shown on a mobile device to be scanned at the door by an usher.

Does it matter what name is on the tickets?

No, it does not matter at the door what name is on the tickets.

When do doors open for guests?

Doors for guests open 30 minutes prior to the ceremony starting.

Graduates: Please note that your check-in time is earlier. Your guests will not be allowed to enter the building until 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Where can my family and friends find the livestream to watch me graduate?

Family and friends can visit this web page to find the livestream on the day of the ceremony! All ceremonies will be available for live viewing.

If you have further questions, please email tickets@cornerstone.edu. We’re happy to help!

Graduate Announcements

Share the news of your graduate’s accomplishments with family and friends. To order graduate announcements and diploma frames, visit Jostens’ website to order online.

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Concessions

Concessions will not be available this year.

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Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.